Saturday, 2 April 2011

House Mouse Challenge Card - "Sketch"

Good Afternoon All, well the sun is out and it looks fabulous outside but guess what Ive been trying to get some cards made, Ive managed to get my DT card for Monday week done as me and the old man are of and away for a few days next weekend, firstly to visit Ally Palley and then secondly to see hubby daughters and granddaughters. I must be getting daft in my old age, I was so excited about the trip up to London that I completely forgot that from the 11th when we are due home late I have three days of DT cards to post, so I know that Monday's and Tuesdays will have to be scheduled or Im going to be running around like a chicken without a head, so I thought well get a move and get yourself organised and yes my cards are all done ready for me to get scheduling on Thursday before we go.
Anyway getting back to business todays card has been created for this weeks House Mouse Challenge, and this one is a sketch created by "Sue" and Ive used this rather podgy mouse who I believe has been stuffing himself on birthday cake for my image and I coloured him with my copic pens before cutting him out with my Nestabilitie Die No.17, I then drew around the die to create the mount. The sentiment is one from my stash and Ive popped a cupcake on the end and coloured that as well.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with two papers from the "Tea House" set from Dovecraft, the first paper is a all over pattern of cakes, cups of tea and hearts in a triangle pattern, on top of this is yet another paper with the same images but this time in a line. I then wrapped a pink ribbon around the middle and stuck it to the back of the first mount, I positioned my mounted image in the centre with the sentiment at the bottom on the left.
To finish of I used four roses of two different sizes and some punched out fern leaves, these were arranged in two opposite corners around the mounted image as the sketch demands.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

33 comments:

Alison said...

So sweet- I know how he feels, I never know when to stop when there's cake around! Love what you have done with the sentiment.
Hugs, Alison x

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Gorgeous card! Beautiful papers and cute image.

Lisa x

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Shirley,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

heidy said...

Oh Shirley,what a cute card!
Great papers!
Hugs Heidy

Sandi said...

Shirley - this image is so darn cute!!
Thanks for playing in our 'Flowers OR Flowers and Pearls' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Christine said...

Hi Shirley I seem to have been chasing me tail ALL WK.!! so busy in the garden & trying to get in some beach walks && DT work..nuff from me stunning HM creation loving the gorgeous colour combo & this cute image..yep def. has a full tummy..thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends Monday chall.

smiles Christine xx

hope you have a lovely time away..

Marie said...

Very sweet shirley. I've got a little mousie waiting to be inked up but there never seems to be enought time. ;) It's a darling card.
Love n hugs
Marie

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww an adorable card, awesome colouring,beautiful papers & design,, pretty embelies, sue,x

Crafteezee said...

Gorgeous Shirely, love that image. Could just eat the cake, lol. Hugs Tracy x

Sadilla said...

TOtally cute!!!!! The image is soooo nice!!!! So sweet!!!!! =)
HUgs
Sadia

patriziawithaz said...

Gorgeous Shirley xxx

Autumn Mist said...

These images are so sweet, aren't they? Do you find them easy to colour? I've got those papers too, I can't wait to start using them.

McCrafty's Cards said...

What an adorable card, I love the image and your colouring is perfect.
Kevin xx

Sarah said...

Awwww, what a beauty of a card, I love the image and how you've coloured him x

Spyder said...

I love this card! That blue plate shines out like a real plate! Love House Mouse and have at last got some Christmas ones in a sale.
(Lyn)

mansi said...

OH this is such a cute card Shirley!!And I love that image,and your coloring work like cherry on top of the cake.Really pretty.

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! I love how you used our flower theme for this week’s challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Patricia St Martin said...

SO Cute.... Just love House Mouse. Wonderful job. What is this I see you have 2 blog???? I will have to go check this out.... I can not keep up with one. I do not know how you can do 2.

Elborgi said...

such cute image!
Love the colours too
Have a nice sunday
Hugs
Elma

Melodie said...

OMG, dear Shirley, such a sweet image. Your card looks so fantastic.
Hugs
Melodie

Janette said...

Hi Shirley, Awwww, that is one full mouse...lol..he looks so cute lay there...love your card hun, hope your having a good Mothers Day too.xxx

America said...

LOVELY design! beautiful coloring. Great colors, pretty papers. Thank you so much for joining us this week at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog! Hope to see your lovely work again next time! :)

Janie Printz said...

Beautifully colored, adorable image & great papers ... You have such a wonderful style always love seeing what you come up with next.
Hugs, Janie

Patty said...

I think this little mouse looks like I feel. LOL! This is so cute and will bring a smile to everyone's face! Beautiful job!

Tracy said...

Totally delicious Shirley, I adore House Mouse and your creation is gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Doreen said...

What a stunning card Shirley,love the image.xxx

Sue said...

Shirley, this is so pretty. Such great colors and that little mouse, full belly and all is colored beautifully. Thanks for joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue Drees

Cleota said...

This is very nice! Love those flowers, the sparkle on them, and greenery behind them. Cute image. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges this week!

Cleota
DT Member

Dot said...

Ohhh, so cute he is, love this image. Your card is so pretty, beautiful colours and dp.
Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.
Dorte, GD March

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Adorable! He is so cute with that belly full of cake. hee hee I like the soft and feminine feel to this. Thanks for playing in the House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge.

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, fabulous layout, papers and embellies, love your beautifully coloured cute image - that's just how I looked & felt as I had to eat 6 Cadbury's cream eggs because Mr Cadbury and shrunk them and they weren't big enough for my box.

So glad you could join us at House Mouse & Friends,
luv
Heather xx

tiggertastic said...

love the colours and that image is just soooooooo cute

sarah xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so cute! That cakes looks yummy and makes me want some now LOL! Lovely card with such a feminine feel to it with all the pretty dp and pink! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!